Thursday 2 July 2015

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Festival in the Forest

Saturday 4 to Sunday 5 July 2015

Whitemead Forest Park will provide the stunning setting for the family-friendly Festival in the Forest 2015.

Head into the enchanted Forest of Dean for a spellbinding weekend of music, food, creativity and play at Whitemead Forest...

The Cotswold Show and Food Festival

Saturday 4 to Sunday 5 July 2015

There will be something for everyone at this the 2015 Cotswold Show.

Families and their four-legged friends will be heading to Cirencester Park in their thousands to enjoy the Cotswold Show...

Loved and Local Food Festival at Whole Foods

Saturday 4 to Sunday 5 July 2015

Get your fill of fine produce during the Loved and Local Food Festival at Whole Foods.

With food trucks boasting delicious cuisine, a local farmers’ market and plenty of entertainment, celebrate the...

Shaun in the City trail in Bristol

Monday 6 July to Monday 31 August 2015

Keep your eye out for 70 Shaun the Sheep sculptures placed throughout Bristol this summer.

Shaun the Sheep will be taking over Bristol this summer, with 70 ‘ewe-nique’ sculptures to spot across the...

Pied Piper Junior Aquathlon in Cheltenham

Saturday 11 July 2015

Take the plunge in the Junior Aquathlon 2015 at Sandford Parks Lido in Cheltenham.

Kids can compete in the Pied Piper Junior Aquathlon at Sandford Parks Lido this summer and not only raise funds for two...

In the Making exhibition at The Wilson

Saturday 11 July to Sunday 20 September 2015

The exciting In the Making exhibition from Design Museum will stop off at The Wilson this summer.

Challenge your perceptions, reconsider everyday objects and get hands-on in a host of workshops, at The Wilson’s...

Alice in Wonderland Day at Sudeley Castle

Sunday 26 July 2015

Head down the rabbit hole to Sudeley Castle this summer for its Alice in Wonderland-themed day.

Celebrate the anniversary of Alice in Wonderland and head to Sudeley Castle and Gardens for a day filled with topsy-turvy...

Aliens Love Underpants at Everyman Theatre

Monday 27 to Tuesday 28 July 2015

Put on your best pair of pants and head to Everyman Theatre for family friendly show, Aliens Love Underpants.

Local families will be laughing their pants off at Everyman Theatre, when the best-selling book, Aliens Love Underpants,...

The Everyman Theatre Summer School

Monday 27 July to Friday 7 August 2015

This summer, let the kids get their first taste of the Everyman stage.

Teens can develop theatrical skills and gain a national qualification, in a two-week long Musical Theatre Summer School...

Livestock Festival

Friday 31 July to Sunday 2 August 2015

Expect music galore, family entertainment, outdoor cinema and more at Livestock Festival.

Outdoor cinema, live music from the likes of Scouting for Girls and The Hoosiers, as well as a host of family-friendly...

Hartpury Festival of Dressage

Wednesday 8 to Sunday 12 July 2015

World dressage champion, Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro, will compete at Hartpury’s Festival of Dressage.

Boasting five days of top equestrian displays, brand new championships, a host of trade stalls as well as the chance to...

Paws in the Park in Cheltenham

Sunday 2 August 2015

There will be tail-wagging aplenty at Cheltenham’s Paws in the Park 2015.

Paws in the Park 2015 will be pleasing pups and their dog-loving families with the Cotswold Canine Athletics, have a go...

Richard III Medieval Weekend at Sudeley Castle

Saturday 22 to Sunday 23 August 2015

Activities, characters, storytelling and more, head to Sudeley Castle for its biggest Medieval Weekend.

Be transported back to medieval times, with a living history camp, costumed characters, a host of activities and an appearance...

Tewkesbury Classic Vehicle Festival

Sunday 23 August 2015

Feast your eyes upon hundreds of vintage motors and super cars at Tewkesbury Classic Vehicle Festival 2015.

The Tewkesbury Classic Vehicle Festival 2015 promises an assortment of delights for petrol heads and plenty of family...

Witcombe Cider Festival

Saturday 29 to Sunday 30 August 2015

Witcombe Cider Festival 2015 promises a barrel of laughs and the finest ciders around.

Sup on the finest county ciders and real ales, see a host of live music acts, enjoy entertainment spanning sports and...

Treefest at Westonbirt Arboretum

Saturday 29 to Monday 31 August 2015

Creative families can try their hand at woodcraft and woodland skills during the three-day celebration of nature. © Jamie Koster.

Discover a world of wooden wonders, enjoy live music, carving and falconry displays, storytelling and much more, during...

Five Valleys Walk in Stroud

Sunday 27 September 2015

Step on it and get walking across the Five Valleys to raise funds for Meningitis Now.

All ages and abilities can join the Meningitis Trust for the 21-mile Five Valleys Walk through stunning Cotswolds countryside....

Junior Rugby Camp in Cheltenham

Friday 14 to Saturday 15 August 2015

Kids can improve their rugby skills with professionals from Gloucester Rugby this half term.

Mini rugby players across the county can develop their skills with Gloucester Rugby coaches – and meet some of the players...


The Severn Bore

Sunday 30 August to Friday 27 November 2015

Daredevils take to the water for The Severn Bore.

Find out where and when to see The Severn Bore in 2015, and don’t miss out on the natural wonder and sporting spectacular...


Slimbridge to showcase giant LEGO animals

See the amazing giant LEGO animals on display at Slimbridge this summer.

Slimbridge Wetland Centre is to welcome the arrival of giant LEGO animals this summer, offering an exciting and innovative...

Hartpury College's Summer Fair was a scorching success

Thousands of visitors flocked to Hartpury College’s Summer Fair, making it the biggest and best yet.

Thousands of visitors flocked to Hartpury College’s annual Summer Fair, making it the biggest and best yet, with...

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust launches 30 Days Wild

Blowing dandelion clocks or making a wild ringtone. Get back to nature with 30 Days Wild, this June.

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust is launching 30 Days Wild, a sweet and simple project which challenges locals to do something...

Dean Heritage Centre celebrates The Very Hungry Caterpillar with new attraction

Eric Carle’s classic children’s story is celebrated at Dean Heritage Centre’s woodland trail.

Dean Heritage Centre pays homage to Eric Carle’s best-loved children’s tale The Very Hungry Caterpillar with its brand...

Westonbirt Arboretum to launch new treetop walkway

Westonbirt Arboretum will see a brand new treetop walkway this summer.

The spectacular tree garden, Westonbirt Arboretum, has reached its fundraising target of £1.9 million, paving the way...

Cirencester arts centre receives funding for youth hostel

Cotswold-based illustrator Stephanie Cole has drawn an artist’s impression of The Barrel Store.

Cirencester’s New Brewery Arts is to open the UK’s first arts youth hostel after receiving Arts Council England...

Unlimited admission introduced at Gloucester Museums

Visitors can enjoy unlimited entry to Gloucester Museums with their new admission prices.

Visitors to Gloucester Folk and City Museums can expect better value for money as the new prices offer unlimited admission...


Gloucestershire summer holidays guide

Keep the kids happy, out and about in Gloucestershire during the summer holidays with SoGlos’ jam-packed annual guide.

Days out, special events, camps and unmissable sports, see the Gloucestershire summer holidays guide to keep children...

Gloucestershire nurseries guide

Let SoGlos give you a helping hand in finding a great Gloucestershire nursery, day nursery or kindergarten.

Get a head start in hunting for the perfect nursery in Gloucestershire with SoGlos’s dedicated guide.

Gloucestershire independent schools guide

Parents are spoilt for choice by the wealth of top independent schools in Gloucestershire.

Discover some of the finest independent schools in Gloucestershire and the surrounding area, in SoGlos’s dedicated guide.

Hot lists

8 places to play tennis in Gloucestershire

East Glos Club in Cheltenham is a top place to play tennis, with 28 courts – 11 grass.

Whip-out your whites and practice your grunts, as SoGlos serves up eight top places to play tennis in Gloucestershire....

16 of the best picnic spots in Gloucestershire

Farncombe Estate offers a beautiful setting to enjoy The Fish Hotel’s picnic hamper.

Soak up picturesque views, mess about by the river or relax in beautiful parkland, with SoGlos’s handpicked selection...

12 of Gloucestershire's best outdoor pools to take a dip in

Cowley Manor’s outdoor pool is the perfect spot to channel a holiday vibe closer to home.

Make a splash at one of the best outdoor swimming pools in Gloucestershire – or perfect your front crawl, and top up your...

5 fabulous spots for outdoor cinema in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire’s inaugural Livestock Festival will see films screened every night until the early hours.

Boasting picturesque hotspots, Gloucestershire’s brand new festival, a drive-in experience and Cheltenham’s...

10 glorious Gloucestershire locations to enjoy open-air theatre

Cheltenham’s annual Open-Air Theatre Festival returns to Bacon Theatre this summer, with no less than nine theatre productions.

Spanning beautiful gardens, unique amphitheatres and quintessential village greens, this summer pack a picnic and enjoy...

Special offers

The Entertainer outdoor promotion at King's Walk

Ends Wednesday 15 July 2015

Things are heating up at King’s Walk Shopping Centre, with a host of summer deals at The Entertainer.

Temperatures are rising and things are heating up at King’s Walk Shopping Centre, with its popular store, The Entertainer,...


Interview with Lady Ashcombe from Sudeley Castle

Lady Ashcombe talks to SoGlos about life as custodian of Sudeley Castle.

SoGlos talks to Lady Ashcombe, custodian of Sudeley Castle, about the forthcoming season at the popular Gloucestershire...

Children & Family events

There will be something for everyone at this the 2015 Cotswold Show.

The Cotswold Show and Food Festival

Saturday 4 to Sunday 5 July 2015

Whitemead Forest Park will provide the stunning setting for the family-friendly Festival in the Forest 2015.

Festival in the Forest

Saturday 4 to Sunday 5 July 2015

Immerse yourself in all things rugby-related this summer at Gloucester Museum’s WOW! Rugby exhibition.

WOW! Rugby exhibition at Gloucester City Museum

Saturday 4 July to Saturday 31 October 2015

Get your fill of fine produce during the Loved and Local Food Festival at Whole Foods.

Loved and Local Food Festival at Whole Foods

Saturday 4 to Sunday 5 July 2015

Nibley Music Festival

Friday 3 to Saturday 4 July 2015

Stow Cotswold Festival

Saturday 4 July 2015

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